Become an Advocate for Girls
Join the Girl Scouts Advocacy Network
Join The Girl Scouts Advocacy Network, the first ever Girl Scouts grassroots network (www.girlscouts4girls.org). The Girl Scouts Advocacy Network provides a tool for you to become a voice for girls and to make a difference in your community and across the nation. Together, we can educate policy makers and community leaders on issues that directly affect girls and the Girl Scouts. By being an advocate, you will have an impact on girl policy issues moving through Congress and the state legislatures. We need ALL Girl Scout volunteers, friends and supporters to become a part of this important effort.
To join, simply register at www.girlscouts4girls.org and become part of a collective voice in the Girl Scout Movement that responds to policy issues that impact girls and Girl Scouts.
As a member, you will:
- • Receive updates on issues moving through Congress and the state legislatures;
- • Be able to send customized messages to your elected officials;
- • Have access to contact information for your elected officials; and
- • Be a part of a growing grassroots network.
President Obama Signs Girl Scouts Commemorative Coin Act
President Barack Obama has signed the Girl Scouts of the USA Commemorative Coin Act authorizing the minting of 350,000 silver dollar coins in honor of Girl Scouts and the achievements of the 50 million women across the nation whose lives have been influenced by Girl Scouting.
President Obama signed the bill at a ceremony at the White House on October 29 that included Connie L. Lindsey, GSUSA National Board Chair; Laurie Westley, Senior Vice President, Public Policy, Advocacy & the Research Institute; and girls from the Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital.
The legislation directs the U.S. Mint to produce 350,000 silver coins. Ten dollars from the sale of each coin will go to GSUSA to help fund much-needed renovations at the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace in Savannah, Georgia. The bill also calls for the Secretary of the Treasury, in collaboration with the GSUSA and the Commission of Fine Arts, to design the coin in a manner “emblematic of the centennial of Girl Scouts.” The coin will be minted and sold in 2013, marking the end of Girl Scouts’ yearlong centennial celebration and kicking off a new century of leadership and service to girls.
Log on to www.girlscouts4girls.org and become a member today!